Safina is top in State!

Calrossy student, Safina Ireland, talking to the Northern Daiily Leader yesterday credited hard work and great teaching for the news she had the state's best Higher School Certificate results for Primary Industries.

Safina Ireland said she was "pretty happy" after the news was revealed yesterday.

Having grown up on a cattle property at Walcha, the 18-year-old said she hoped to take over the family farm one day.

"I like that I [was able] to apply all the practical and theory aspects of home life into school life," Safina said.

"It's an interesting subject and I'm passionate about the industry."

"He had extra lessons leading up to the HSC that he offered to all of us," she said.

"I tried pretty hard for the HSC - I sat down in the holidays and did a minimum of four hours per day; I worked really hard towards it, so I'm just really happy with myself."

Calrossy principal David Smith said Calrossy was "over the moon" with the result